A bustling seaside town with a number of independent shops as well as delightful small pubs and restaurants, Bude is the perfect destination for those looking for a Cornwall holiday by the sea. Bude was the sunniest place in the UK during 2013 having almost 800 hours of sunshine across the year and is a great place to base yourself for a holiday in North Cornwall.
With six amazing, unspoilt beaches in the area, Bude can provide you with perfect conditions for swimming and surfing. With a variety of environments, the beaches can give ideal conditions for catching those great waves, with the town also the founding member of the British Surf Lifesaving club. Two of the main beaches, Summerleaze and Crooklets are just a short stroll from the centre of town and Widemouth Bay is excellent for a surf lesson and a spot of rock pooling. If you are seeking an even more active holiday after a day of surfing you may fancy a walk along beautiful coastline or take the opportunity to play tennis, go for a round of golf or even try your hand at abseiling.
Bude Sea Pool is filled by the natural tide twice daily and provides a safe swimming haven for both locals and visitors to the town. If you find the fresh sea water is a little chilly for you then head over to Splash where you’ll find a tropical atmosphere all year round along with a wave machine and a slide to get your swimming fix in the warmth.
However, if you are not an adrenaline junkie, the Bude Canal which used to run all the way to Launceston has recently undergone a project that has restored it to its original glory and holds a great deal of history and heritage. The harbour at Bude provides moorings for a number of small boats that are used for fishing providing the catch of the day for local restaurants which in turn make Bude holidays a treat for your taste buds.
You’ll find plenty of tea rooms and cafés in the town serving popular Cornish dishes such as the pasty and cream tea, which both must be tried during a holiday in Bude. Two of our favourites are Margaret’s Rustic Tea Room sat beside a stream by Northcott Mouth and Trelawny Tea Room in Widemouth Bay.
With six amazing, unspoilt beaches in the area, Bude can provide you with perfect conditions for swimming and surfing
With its close proximity to the Cornwall/Devon border, Bude can deliver the best in both Devon and Cornwall’s attractions. The A39 passes through the town providing good road links to the great family days out like The Milky Way and The Big Sheep in North Devon and heading in the other direction to popular Cornish towns such as Tintagel and Padstow.